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Cairnpapple Hill - Torphichen

Cairnpapple is situated in the Bathgate Hills with spectacular views over West Lothian. It has been a place of sanctuary and worship stretching back to Neolithic times (3000 BC) when an open-air temple was built there. Following an excavation in 1947, five phases of rituals and burials spreading over 2000 years were discovered.

Phone: 0131 668 8831/ 01506 634622

Fax: 0131 668 8888

Address: Cairnpapple Hill, On B792, 1 mile east of Torphichen near Bathgate.

Times: Open April - September: Monday - Sunday 9.30am - 5.30pm. (Tuesdays and Thursdays Closed) (last admission is 30 mins before closing). Closed October - March.

Disabled facilities: None

Fees: Adults £4.50, Concessions £3.60 and Children £2.70 (2016 rates)

Eligibility: All welcome.

Further info: Travel Trade Team, Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh. EH9 1SH.


Website: Historic Scotland